NORFOLK, Va., June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cordish Companies, Waterside District and The Fudgery are thrilled to announce plans to bring the beloved store back to Norfolk's waterfront when the new dining and entertainment district opens next Spring. The Fudgery, widely known for its handmade, traditional fudge and singing fudge makers, made its first debut in Norfolk when it opened at the original Waterside building in 1983. The Fudgery will operate in a 1,000 square-foot space at the entrance to the District.
"We are extremely proud to bring The Fudgery back to Norfolk and to Waterside," stated Reed S. Cordish, Vice President of The Cordish Companies. "The Fudgery may only be 1,000 square feet, but we know they had a large place in the memories and hearts of locals and visitors. They are a perfect complement to the day and night activity that will take place at the District."
The Fudgery has been combining amazing fudge with a wonderful, fun experience for thousands of customers since first opening in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 1980 and is still headed by its original founder and CEO, A.C. Marshall. Now in its 36th year of business, The Fudgery will open its 28th location when it debuts at Waterside District next Spring.
"We are very excited to bring The Fudgery back to Norfolk at Waterside District," stated A.C. Marshall, Founder and CEO of The Fudgery. "Waterside and Norfolk have incredible importance to us as it was our first location after originally opening our doors on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Cordish Companies have assembled an elite core of professionals who have demonstrated their commitment to integrity in all of our business dealings. We are most happy to return to Norfolk under The Cordish Companies' stewardship of Waterside District."
The Fudgery joins recently announced Starrhill, Cogan's Pizza and Carolina Cupcakery to open at the project. Further announcements of concepts joining the district will be made in the near future.
About Waterside District
Located in the heart of the central business district and adjacent to the City of Norfolk's world-class waterfront and festival site, Waterside District will become a central gathering place for local residents and visitors. A comprehensive $40 million overhaul and rebranding of Norfolk's iconic Waterside Festival Marketplace will allow visitors to enjoy the best national and local brands and concepts that integrate the downtown with its waterfront. Learn more and engage through Waterside District's social media channels on Facebook (www.facebook.com/WatersideDistrict), Instagram and Twitter (@WatersideDistVA). For leasing information or media inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.norfolkwatersidedistrict.com.
About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies' origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment Management and International Urban Planning. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies' prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore's world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family's core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information, please visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.
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